Tetsuro Araki returned to direct the film at Wit Studio, and is also the film’s scriptwriter. Haruhiko Mikimoto is credited with the original character design, and Hiroyuki Sawano returned to compose the music. EGOIST performed the theme song “Sakase ya Sakase.”
The film opened in Japan on May 10, 2019 and screened for a two-week limited engagement. The film opened at #10 at the box office in Japan and topped the mini-theater ranking in its opening weekend.
The original Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress television anime aired from April to July 2016. The series streamed on Amazon Prime Video with English subtitles as it aired in Japan. The series has also received two compilation films that premiered in December 2016 and January 2017 in Japan. The two films covered the anime’s first season with some new and enhanced scenes. Crunchyroll screened the films in North American theaters in April 2017.